Pizza Port Carlsbad

BEER AVG
3.88/5
Pizza Port CarlsbadPizza Port Carlsbad
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

571 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Carlsbad, California, 92008
United States

(760) 720-7007 | map
pizzaport.com

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BEER STATS
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341
Ratings:
6,532
Reviews:
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PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
239
Reviews:
143
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
5.08%
 
 
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 143
Reviews by woodychandler:
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4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My detailed notes say that I was here on F, 17 July 2009 as part of my visit with my cousin and his wife in support of The Beer Pest column in the current (June/July 2010) issue of Ale Street News. Who am I to disagree?

A day at the beach, courtesy of The Coaster, a local privately-owned light rail system that dropped me off a scant few blocks away. Pizza Port (Carlsbad) sat on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and Roosevelt Street. The entry, overhung with a striped canopy, was in the center, with the brewhouse in the left-facing window.

The wood bar, fronted by Captain's chairs, began just to the left of the doorway and continued snaking its way around to the far left side of the building. A cooler with ice cream and sorbets (!) sat in the centerline, followed by a short, wooden dividing wall which separated the bar area from the restaurant area and with its own series of Captain's chair seating. Continuing on the left side, beyond the brewhouse and behind the bar, was the entrance to the cooler, followed by the first bank of taps, a glass door to access chilled glassware, another set of taps and another glass door. A pair of stainless steel boards were mounted above the glass doors and second set of taps and detailed "Beers Brewed Here" on the left side and "Guest Beers" on the right side. The far left wall housed the pizza (and salad) kitchen.

Over on the restaurant side, picnic tables were the norm. The theme on this side was surfing - boards in the overhead, murals along the counter, portraits on the walls. Also in the restaurant area, against the right wall, were a series of video games.

Beers: Fourteen (14) house - Port Van Porter; Palapa Pale Ale; Great American Brown; Wipeout IPA; Carlsbad Cream Ale; Carlsbad Chronic; California Honey; None the Weisser; Revelations; Night Rider Imperial Stout; Borough Market Bitter; State Beach Blonde; Poor Man's [D]IPA; and Party Pants Pilsner.

Cask: Parabola Pale Ale

Guests: Twenty-eight (28) plus a guest cask.

Service: I am always reluctant to mention my server's physical qualities, but I was struck by my heavily tattooed slip of a woman and this coming from a short-statured guy with thirteen tattoos of his own. Hers were much more traditional than mine and included her back, chest and knuckles. Zounds! Very friendly, personable, helpful and attentive - all good qualities in a server.

Shopping: Work shirt, growler, and stickers. Perfect!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SDRedDevil
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.94/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Awesome place, and usually have lunch here on my way down to San Diego. Awesome tap list, great pizza, cool staff. If you're not into pies and brews at a chill pace, don't bother. Cheers!

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Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of HippieDave56
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I was in San Diego on biz and made a point to make a pilgrimage to PP as I'd not been there for a decade or longer. They're still holding strong, with more suds goodness on tap than I reasonably [and safely] could enjoy. I had a superb Citra IPA, a coffee/chocolate laced Stout and a dandy ESB. I appreciated PP's laid back scene and the friendly atmosphere; the place was full of families, bikers, beach hounds, and beer fiends just like like me. If that appeals to you, by all means, stop by. I'm sure it can get pretty crazy during the peak summer months but whatever delays you endure will be worth it.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of philsunset
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of lanedlr
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of TexasMethod
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Great atmosphere with great beers and selection. Food was good, but definitely made better by the beer. Would happily return and recommend to friends.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Another San Diego (area) stop. This place was a lot of fun. Food was very good, nice selection of beers and our bartender was very engaging. Spent a lot of time with us explaining how things ran and just talking about the brand itself. Would love to spend more time.

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Photo of indianabeerman
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of shoegueuze
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ArmOnFire
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Lots of IPAs offered, had a hard time choosing, so I relied on the bar staff.

Beers:
Ponto Session IPA 3.25 out of 5
Stratosphere IPA 3.75 out of 5
The Fish IPA 3.5 out of 5

Food: Had a BBQ chicken pizza, which was excellent.

Negative:
It's located on the main drag, so park and walk
Bottle shop opened at 5pm

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Photo of cjw333
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of brycevolk
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of d3brewing
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great rotating beer selection and amazing pizza. What more can you ask for? Oh that's right, not having 100 kids running around while you're trying to enjoy them. I swear every time we visit there is a little league or soccer team celebrating something. We still put up with it because the food and beer are top notch. And the bottle shop/tap trailer next door is really nice as well. You can drink bottles on premise or to go which is so nice.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
3.68/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

We stopped for a late lunch after hitting the beach with friends. Cool, California beach crowd with both locals and tourist. Beer hit the mark and food was as expected for a pizza joint.

Ordering food was no problem, but getting beer was slow at times. Server was knowledgeable on Wee Heavy's which you don't normally find.

Parking in the back. Worth a stop, but if crowded, it's probably not the best place.

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Photo of Pawoto
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Food & Beer was great. It's a beach joint and self-service so it was a pain to get beer refills when lines got longer, but a great spot overall.

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Photo of eawolff99
3.19/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

There is no service. I don't get the novelty here - you wait in line to order food, you wait in line to order beer,you have to hustle for a table. Food is mediocre. Beer is solid. But why bother?? Blech.

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Pizza Port Carlsbad in Carlsbad, CA
3.88 out of 5 based on 6,532 ratings.
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